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New electricity generation: Eskom outlines transmission spending plans - Eskom plans to spend ZAR174.5 billion on its transmission and distribution network over the next 10 years, largely to improve reliability and...more

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Kubayi sets 77c/kWh price cap and October deadline for signing of 26 renewables projects - Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi stipulated that all the projects would be subject to a 77c/kWh tariff cap; a price point that...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa Electrification scheme in focus, says Eskom With 90% of South Africa now having access to electricity, the utility will now put special focus on the three provinces that are...more

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Eskom given 30 days to meet NERSA requirements for 2018 tariff application - The state-owned utility is seeking a 19.9% hike from 1 April 2018, having been granted a 2.2% increase from 1 April 2017....more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Legal and policy certainty required if gas economy is to be realised - Speaking at the Africa Liquefied Petroleum Gas Summit, held in Johannesburg last month, he...more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Climate change impacts global energy system, says Shell boss - The CEO of Shell, Ben van Beurden, has noted the importance of taking a global perspective on tackling...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa Eskom urged to be less secretive with its operating data Eskom came under criticism at the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) subcommittee hearings for attempting to keep some...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Eskom’s chairman backs controversial chief financial officer - On the same day that a leading advocate published a scathing report adding to the mountain of evidence...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - How Dongfang won ZAR4bn “cooked” Eskom tender - General Electric and Murray & Roberts have gone to court accusing Eskom of rigging a ZAR4 billion tender to go to...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Moody’s downgrades Eskom - Moody’s lowered Eskom’s credit rating to the second rung of junk status on Tuesday night....more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - EDF signs 420 MW hydro construction deal with Cameroon - On Tuesday, an agreement was signed between the French power utility Électricité de France (EDF) and the...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Medupi Unit 4 synchronised to national grid - In South Africa, Unit 4 of the Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, Limpopo, was synchronised to the national...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa Eskom faces intensified scrutiny over Molefe's reappointment Eskom is facing multipronged investigations into its reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO, with Parliament’s...more

Energy Infrastructure and its Importance in Africa

Consider this simple equation: Energy + Africa = Growth. The World Economic Forum on Africa ("WEFA") took place in Durban, South Africa from 3 to 5 May 2017. One of the key areas of focus that was discussed at WEFA was...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Synposis of energy minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi budget speech - The energy minister reconfirmed that government will proceed with the signing of new nuclear power...more

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DoE won’t appeal nuclear ruling, but Kubayi leaves door open for new nuclear determination ahead of IRP update - Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced on Saturday that government would not appeal the 26 April ruling...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Too much money, not enough green projects in Africa - There is more capital than there are ready renewable projects in Africa, according to the African...more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Government forced to shelve nuclear deal after court ruling - Government will have to shelve processes already underway to procure 9.6 GW of nuclear energy....more

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Power utility Eskom will seek waivers on nuclear rules - Eskom will apply to the Treasury for a series of waivers and exemptions from procurement regulations as it forges ahead with its plan to build a fleet of six to...more

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Moz plant illustrates rapid commissioning potential of gas engines - Electricity generation using gas as a fuel has great potential to meet the growing needs of many African countries, especially with a peaking-plant...more

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Least-cost base case essential starting point for IRP process – SAWEA - The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has rejected the current base case scenario used for the 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2016)...more

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South Africa Energy Minister, axed - Many South African’s are stunned at the President’s bold reshuffle of Cabinet last night. Among the 20 position changes – some being axed and others shifted to different portfolios – ...more

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Eskom's coal-fired power struggle - Eskom’s closure of five old coal-fired power stations over the next 10 years, at a loss of about 30 000 direct and indirect jobs, was foreseen more than a decade ago....more

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Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Sky is the limit for opportunities in renewable energy market - The global solar industry is a fascinating sector. For a technology that is essentially fairly...more

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Renewable energy falls short of being a base load power source in South Africa, suggests a researcher. Ben Heard, director of Bright New World organisation and PhD Candidate at the University of Adelaide, has conducted...more

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